Here are our New Year's Resolutions:
1) Speak out over and over against minimum mandatory sentences. This case, in which a trucker's brakes failed and he was prosecuted and somehow convicted because he passed by a runaway truck ramp and struck and killed four people is the latest and blatant example of the horror of minimum mandatory sentences. The Min mans in Colorado required a 110-year sentence, which he received. Yes, you read that correctly. One hundred and ten years. The State of Colorado and the prosecutors and judges all agreed that a sentence that ended in 2131 was correct. Thankfully Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D-Rational) commuted his sentence to ten years with release eligible after five. The article is here.
2) Drink more black coffee. It can save your life. It reduces inflammation which in turn reduces heart disease and cancer. The article is here.
3) Try more cases in other federal districts. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.
4) Buy more crypto (at the right moment).
5) Pilates? Maybe.
6) Answer emails quicker. Nothing worse than a jammed email inbox.
7) Read more classics. They are classics for a reason.
8) Be nicer to prosecutors. Supposedly you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
9) Be nicer to Judges ... ok, just kidding. Eat more fish is more realistic.
10) Remain anonymous (yawn).